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Police say driver taking breath-test caused crash

POULTNEY (AP) _ Police reported Oct. 11, that a man taking an alcohol breath-test while driving caused a three-car pileup in Poultney, Vt.

Vermont State Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash Wednesday afternoon, but that Randy Lizotte was distracted while using an Intoxalock, a breath test device linked to an ignition trigger.

Lizotte's car crashed into a car stopped in front of him, pushing it into a third car. He could not be reached for comment Friday.

Intoxalock requires drivers to provide a breath sample before operating a vehicle and then give additional "rolling" samples while driving. The company says drivers have the option of pulling over if they feel unsafe submitting the sample while driving.